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Policy Papers - March 15, 2009

Private Military and Security Companies: A Framework for Regulation

James Cockayne, Emily Speers Mears

 

 

In this IPI paper, Cockayne and Mears examine the shortcomings of existing state, industry, intergovernmental, and civil society mechanisms for global security industry regulation, and put forward five possible regulatory frameworks for the global security industry. The report is based on a six-month study of approaches to regulation in other global industries, and extensive consultation with security industry stakeholders.

The full, book-length study Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry, was published by IPI in 2009.

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